Stefan Lang

E-Mail: stefan.lang[at]

Stefan Lang, PhD, is Geographer, GIS and Remote Sensing specialist by training and currently Assistant Professor at the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS) at the University of Salzburg in Austria. He is heading the Z_GIS Division Integrated Spatial Analysis (ISA). Active in the fields of advanced geo-spatial image analysis, EO-based monitoring and spatial indicator integration, he works on cutting-edge research fields on both conceptual and applied level.His research interests include: object-based (image) analysis (OBIA), systemic and hierarchical scale concepts, multi-source data integration, multi-dimensional indicator development, multi-scale regionalization and generalisation, validation and accuracy.

Dr Lang coordinates and cooperates in EC-funded and national collaborative research projects, as well as bilateral R&D agreements with industry and NGOs. He has initiated the long-lasting collaborations between Z_GIS and NGOs in the humanitarian sector. From 2007 to 2008 he held a 1-year substitute professorship at Technical University (TU) Berlin at the Department of Geoinformation Processing in Landscape and Environmental Planning, where he contributed to the internationalization of research activities and the acquisition of collaborative (EU) projects. He was a member of the GMES Respond Independent Service Validation Group.

Dr Lang participated from 2011 to 2012 as an affiliate in the Loeb Fellowship Program at GSD, Harvard University where he pursued networking and collaborating activities in the fields of GI in disaster response and humanitarian action, sustainable spatial planning and management public participation and crowd sourcing, geospatial data availability and quality. He authored and co-authored numerous scientific articles, edited special issues in international journals and compiled an academic textbook on landscape analysis available in several languages. Dr Lang engages in a non-profit organization called GI-PLUS that fosters on local and regional level the proliferation of GI technology in authorities and small economies.